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Keep them SAFE conference for unaccompanied minors in Cyprus

CARDET with the support of the Hope for Children and the Mediterranean Migration Network   will host a conference entititled ‘Keep them SAFE: Supporting un-Accompanied children with Family-based care and Enhanced protection’ on Wednesday, November 6 (08:30 – 13:30) at the Classic Hotel (El Greco hall). The Conference, organised in the context of the SAFE project [SEP-210407327], aims to present and discuss present realities and challenges unaccompanied minors face at a local and international level.

The conference will commence with a welcome speech by Despo Michaelidou, Commissioner for Children’s Rights (Cyprus) and a presentation of the SAFE project and its tools and resources designed to inform and train professionals in providing support to unaccompanied minors. Subsequently, two thematic panel discussions will be held. In workings of the first panel, representatives of the Asylum Service and UNHCR Cyprus will discuss the ‘Arrivals and asylum applications of unaccompanied minors: Realities and Needs’, delving into the existing procedures for handling cases in Cyprus. Moreover, in the second thematic panel of the Conference, representatives from Hope for Children, the Cyprus Pedagogical Institute and the Social Welfare Services will discuss on ‘The realities and challenges of integration of unaccompanied minors in Cyprus’.

The Conference, which is open to the public, is a great opportunity for individuals and professionals to receive in-depth information and submit questions and opinions they may have on the subject. Registration submissions can be made online at: or by phone at 22 002100. The conference proceedings will be conducted in Greek with a parallel translation into English.

For conference agenda click here.

*The Conference is organized in the context of the SAFE project which is implemented by the British Red Cross, Danish Refugee Council, CARDET and KMOP in support of the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020).



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